May 29, 2009 11:05am
Re: A little p.s. about Google scans of post-1922 journals
"Thanks for the tip. It should theoretically be possible to automate the process - turning the page, screen shot, build PDF with cropping - with scripting tools."
Try opening the pages in tabs and using ImageMagick's import tool. This script will generate 10 PNG images in Linux:
# Assign a unique file name
# Take the screenshots
import -snaps 10 -pause 5 $file;
Import will capture the full window on a click, or just the selection. "pause" is the time, in seconds, between captures. From there, it should be as simple as inserting the images in a PDF editor.